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Breaking Down the 1-3-1 Baseline out of Bounds Defense [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

The 1-3-1 Baseline Out of Bounds defense aims to eliminate easy layups and open shots by encouraging your opponents to try to lob the...... Continue

Seven Rules on Defending the Dribble Drive [ARTICLE]

by National Association of Basketball Coaches on

Being able to defend the dribble drive in today's game is critical for every team's success. Effectively containing the dribble will help eliminate your...... Continue

Building up Man to Man Defense [ARTICLE]

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At Georgia Southern we start our defensive buildup with individual technique. The very first thing taught for each...... Continue

5 on 4 Scramble [ARTICLE]

by National Association of Basketball Coaches on

We use 5 on 4 Scramble with a 15-second shot clock to work on long recovery closeouts driving shooters off the arc; to alert help defenders...... Continue

Defending the Cross Screen - Screen the Screener Sets [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Focus: Execution, communication, and techniques versus cross-screen, screen-the screener sets. Procedure: When offensive teams see the defense...... Continue

Individual Defensive Rebounding Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Hit-Go Technique: Use the hit-go technique to stop your opponent's path to the rebound by striking them with a forearm to the chest. As soon as...... Continue

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

One of my favorite defenses in basketball is the 2-1-2 zone. I often call it "X" because of how the players set up. If it's done well, it makes it very difficult for an opposing team to score...... Continue

Individual Defensive Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Line Closeout Drill: Breakdown - Setup - Use one player; The player starts the drill under the rim on the baseline. Execution - 1. The player sprints...... Continue

5 Things Every Basketball Point Guard Should Know [ARTICLE]

by Basketball HQ on

Playing the point guard position in basketball comes with a lot of responsibilities. The position comes with an added role of leadership and being able to get the team organized on the offensive and defensive...... Continue

Defending Cross Screens [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

The cross screen occurs when a small guard screens for a big center or power forward low on opposite blocks. Both NBA finalists used this offensive set: Miami had Bibby screening for James, and Dallas had Kidd and others screening...... Continue

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